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earthquake in turkey. >>> money pit? a damning government report slams u.s. police training efforts in iraq. >>> and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a >>> and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a 21st century upgrade. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. welcome to our viewers across the nation include the pacific time zone. today we begin with tragedy in turkey. rescuers are digging through dust and rubble in eastern turkey this morning after a powerful 7.2 earthquake struck near the country's border with sunday on sunday. at least 270 people are dead. hundreds more injured, and authorities fear that death toll could rise dramatically in the days ahead. emily morgan from our english broadcasting partner itn reports. >> reporter: grimacing and in pain, but alive, this woman was pulled out from under a collapsed building eight hours after the earthquake struck. working by torchlight rescuers have been looking for survivors trapped by concrete. she was searching for relatives here. this was a seven-stor
: it was a limited u.s. role, bombing last spring when the rebels faced massacre then pushing other nato nations to take over. they say they found him in the sewer in a truck where they say he was shot in the head in crossfire. this is closure for loved ones remembered at this monument in new york. killed when the libyan dictator allegedly had their u.s. jetliner blown up in 1988. >> and to finally get the man that ordered the bombing of pan am 103 eliminated, that is true justice. >> reporter: in libya, they celebrated into the night. but u.s. officials worry, any aircraft missiles are unaccounted for here, islamic radicals could capitalize on the chaos. the revolutions won, said president obama, but there's more to do. >> to secure dangerous materials and to respect the human rights of all libyans. >> reporter: two things libya has to learn with gadhafi dead. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> early this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton, who had just been in tripoli days ago, responded to gadhafi's killing, calling it a new era for libya. speaking from islamabad, she al
that work continuously to reduce tank build-up. use rid-x once a month and help save yourself from disaster. >>> this morning on "early today" -- executive action. president obama announces a plan to help ease the burden of student loans. >>> tables turned. surveillance video captures a store clerk taking matters into his own hands during an attempted robbery. >>> and end of an era. a massive holdover from the u.s. >>> and end of an era. a massive holdover from the u.s. cold war with russia is no more. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with on the offensive. white house officials say president obama is ready to roll out the next arm of his we can't wait economic initiative in denver today with a plan to ease the burden on students and recent grads loaded down with debt. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that and the president's latest approval ratings. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. we're about to reach $1 trillion in student loan debt in this coun
's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that and the president's latest plan to boost the economy. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. part of the president's we can't wait agenda, he's cutting student loans. he says he and his wife michelle obama after law school of $120,000, it took them a whole decade of multiple payments to pay it while while trying to save for college for their daughters. his plan is to speed up a cap on payments, move that up to next year, capping it at 10% of discretionary income, consolidating payments, allowing borrowering to consolidate at a lower interest rate. meantime the super deficit committee is looking for ways to save money on our deficit. aides say democrats want to cut much more than they have to, up to $3 trillion, including health and retirement cuts and tax increases. republicans have an alternate plan, they say they won't go for tax increases at all. >> tracie, thank you. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. 700 pounds of dynamite ripped a hole t
showing an equally impressive jump from herman cain. tracie potts joins us with more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. cain is now in second place, tied with perry, with romney back on top with a solid lead. herman cain moving up in the polls after winning those two straw polls, one in florida, one over the weekend in missouri. in fact, the only other candidate now who is in double digits is ron paul. herman cain seems to have really gotten a big boost from this latest straw poll. now, president obama on the other side is calling himself the underdog here, admitting in an interview with abc that what's going on with the economy could seriously hurt his chances of re-election. he says he's banking on americans seeing his vision for the country, although admitting americans are not better off than they were four years ago. spiking of things in jeopardy, the president's jobs bill on capitol hill seems to be in jeopardy, too. the number two republican on the house side says it is not going to pass as an entire package. lynn? >> tracie potts there for us in washing
i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this morning on "early today," shock wave. a frantic search for survivors is under way after sunday's deaf stath earthquake in turkey. >>> money pit? a government report slams u.s. police training efforts in iraq. >>> and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a >>> and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a 21st century upgrade. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with tragedy in turkey. rebels are digging through rubble this morning after a powerful 7.2 earthquake struck with the country's border are iran on tuesday. at least 217 people are dead, hundreds more injured, and authorities fear that death toll could rise dramatically in the days ahead. emily morgan from itn reports. >> reporter: grimacing and in pain, but alive, this woman was pulled out after eight hours under rubble. rescuers have been looking for residents trapped b
for getting americans back to work. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning. senate rejected that plan this week and republicans have introduced their own that includes easy, government regulations, oil regulations and a tax overhaul. they say it will create 5 million jobs. democrats insist no jobs will be created through tax cuts. it's one of the things the president discussed yesterday with house speaker john boehner. the republican spooebl speaker was called -- the president called him to congratulate him on three new trait agreements with colombia, panama and south korea. they say that will create 250,000 jobs. south korea's president is here in the united states, big dinner at the white house last night. today he and president obama head to michigan to a plant that's making cars that were designed in south korea. it's the type of collaboration that both sides say they expect to create more jobs here in the united states. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington. >>> meanwhile republicans say they should be w
study that find 84% of u.s. households would see their taxes go up under that plan. the tax policy center estimates families with an income between $10,000 and $20,000 a year would be hardest hit with a 950% increase in taxes. while most households making more than $1 million would have their tax cut in half. cain's plan would have a plat tax on business, income and national sales tax. >>> president obama will wrap up a three-day campaign-style bus tour through battleground states of north carolina and virginia, where he's been promoting his jobs legislation. in north carolina yesterday, the president made an appeal for bipartisanship, telling a crowd that he would work with gop lawmakers on any serious plan they put forward to help get americans back to work. today first lady michelle obama will accompany the president as he speaks about the importance of hiring veterans. >>> residents in east central ohio have been told to stay indoors and some schools have been canceled after wild animals escaped from an i an exotic animal farm. police in muskingum say the owner was found dead a
the u.s. >>> and end of an era. a massive holdover from the u.s. cold war is no more. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with on the offensive. white house officials say president obama is ready to roll out the next arm of his we can't wait economic initiative in denver today with a plan to ease the burden on students and recent grads loaded down with debt. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that and the president's latest approval ratings. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. this year we are expected to hit 1 trillion dollars in student loan debt in this country for the first time outpacing credit cards this year. today in colorado, at the university of colorado, president obama is expected to announce new rules that he calls pay as you earn. the government's already made concessions to lower student loan payments. this will allow students to consolidate old loans and newer loans into one payment,
i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "early today," snow smackingdown. millions in the northeast are still without power after this weekend's rare october snowstorm. >>> road hazard, icy weather reeks havoc on commuter necessary maryland. >>> and goulish goul, thousands of the undead gather in california to set a new world of the undead gather in california to set a new world record. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a surprise appearance by winter. parts of the northeast are crippled in darkness this morning after a rare autumn nor'easter dumped a heavy blanket of wet, crushing snow over the weekend. at least 11 deaths have been reported. more than 3 million homes and businesses have lost power and officials can't say when it will be restored. francis has more. >> reporter: it's not what you would expect to see on the eve of halloween, gob littles and ghouls covered in white. but this winter stormy won't keep kids from getting their treats. >> we're ex
herman cain. tracie potts joins us with more from washington. good morning. >> expressed some frustration with the case. >> a decision was so certain two years ago has been overturned now. we are not sure what happened. >> lyle went on to say the support that his family has received from around the world. >>> and rick perry's rapid rise in the race for 2012 has lost its steam with the same poll showing an equally impressive jump from herman cain. tracie potts joins us with more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. cain is now in second place, second with rick perry who had been the front runner before cain won in florida and missouri. mitt romney now has a 27 percent lead. on the other side, president obama calling himself an underdog. he realizes that it will be tough to win reelection but he is banking on americans seeing a vision for the u.s. he admits that americans are not better off than they were four years ago. his jobs bill is in jeopardy. the 4$447 billion package will not pass. >> tracie, thank you as always. >>> here's a look at other stories making
will shine a brighter spotlight on him. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. each candidate has an agenda going into this debate tonight. mitt romney needs to maintain herman cain needs to show why he's moving up, and rick perry needs to prove he can survive. >> appreciate you being here today. >> reporter: front-runner mitt romney has a 37% lead in new hampshire where tonight's debate is supposed to focus on the economy. >> government will spend whatever you give them and then some. and so my view is, hey, guys, let's not talk about taking more of the money of the american people. let's talk about living within the means. >> reporter: but questions about romney's mormon faith are likely to surface tonight, along with criticism of the health plan he created as governor of massachusetts. >> time and again the white house has pointed to massachusetts law as the model for obama care. >> i agree with romney. >> reporter: romney called rick perry light on immigration. that could come up tonight. perry's raising lots of money but sinking
in the republican party. tracie potts is joining us from washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. republicans in this poll are siding more with the candidate who shares their views as opposed to the one who can win. that led herman cain to surge to the top with 27%. a lot of his support coming from tea partiers and those who identify themselves as very conservative. he does very well in those areas. cain says it is because people are starting to take his 999 flat tax plan seriously. the poll indicate that is people like the fact that he's a businessman and not a politician. mitt romney who had been the front-runner still at 23%. he's holding steady. it is not that republicans don't like him, they seem to think he's acceptable. rick perry, though, has slipped 20 points just in the last month or so. he's in third place at 16%. meantime, president obama's approval rating, 44%. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington, thank you. >>> a routine trip to the hair salon turned horribly tragic for several people yesterday in a quiet town in southern california. in seal bea
. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they smashed aa iranian plot with paid help from a mexican drug cartel. >> it reads like the pages of a hollywood script. the impact would have been very real. and many lives would have been lost. >> reporter: the justice department says a plan to kidnap saudi ambassador turned into an attempted murder for hire and the evidence points straight to that r tee ran. >> the united states is going to hold iran for its action. they are charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton promised diplomatic action. >> and we will be consulting with our friends and partners around the world about how we can send a very strong message. >> reporter: one of the suspects was arrested last month at new york's jfk airport. 56-year-old, a u.s. citizen with an u.s. passport, made an appearance in a mal manhattan court. the other is said to be a part of the quds force. they tried to enlist the help of a mexican cartel but the contact was an undercover source working for the u
there and that was reported to us, we let them go. you have a problem with allowing other people speaking. >> i understand that. you're going to get testy. >> santorum accused of both of being less than they appear. >> 84% of americans would pay more taxes under his plan. >> that simply is not true. >> go to new hampshire where they don't have a sales tax and you are fixing to give them one. >> the state tax is an apple. we are replacing the current tax code with oranges. >> i'm going to be getting a bushel basket that has oranges and apples because i'm paying both taxes. >> romney on defense, perry bouncing back and other candidates coming off the sidelines. this debate was called a game show. huntsman was in new hampshire. >> thanks so much. and some of last night's criticism aimed at the 9-9-9 tax plan. on the heels of a new study that finds 84% of u.s. households would see their taxes go up in that plan. the tax policy center estimates families with an income between $10,000 and $20,000 a year would be hardest hit with a 950% increase in taxes. while most households making more than $1 million would h
reid is still modifying in an effort to win more democratic votes. so, mcconnell used a legal maneuver to suspend the rules and force a vote. when reid objected he was overruled by senate parliamentarian. instead of back off, reid forced a simple majority rule known as nuclear option. this angered senate republicans. >> we are fundamentally turning the senate into the house. no amendments, no motion to suspend after cloture. now, look, this is a bad mistake. >> my friend, the republic leader, as candid at he was, said his number one role is to defeat president obama. let's get back to legislating as we did before the mantra around here was defeat obama. >> the issue now is that it sets a precedent for future debates. >>> a look at stories making news "early today" in america. awe surveillance camera captured a vicious robbery attempt inside a massachusetts liquor store tuesday. it shows a female store clerk putting up a fight, struggling with the thief long enough for her son to come out and chase him off. the woman suffered minor injuries. >>> she didn't bend it like beckham but the f
hopeful rick perry is on the defensive over a report linking him to a hunting camp that used a racially charged name. the accusations have drawn criticisms from rival herman cain who spent the weekend celebrating a victory. tracie potts joins us with more from washington. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. herman cain has now won his second republican straw poll, the first one in fll florida and now in kansas city at a women's gop convention. he had been considered a minor candidate, this former pizza executive from atlanta, but now he seems to be gaining momentum. we saw him on a couple of the sunday talk shows yesterday criticizing texas governor and candidate rick perry. apparently perry, his father owns a farm where perry often hunts. at this entrance of that farm painted on a rock was a racial slur. the perry family says they bought this farm in the 80s, they removed it, but there were some anon-miss reports that it was still there recently. cain said that that was insensitive to african-americans in this century. perry now trying to hold on to his lead as a front-runner in that race
hopefuls, unsettling news for some. tracie potts joins us with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this poll shows while mitt romney remains the most electable candidate against president obama, it's herman cain that most republican voters would prefer if that election were held today. take a look at the numbers. herman cain stands at 27% ahead of romney's 23%. romney has remained steady. rick perry has slid 20 points since the end of august to third place. what has boosted cain in popularity? it looks like he's most popular with members of the tea party and those who identify themselves as very conservative. the polls show people seem to like him because is he a businessman, not a politician. cain says people are starting to take his flat tax plan seriously. meantime, president obama's jobs plan gets two-thirds support from people who say not only should we put this jobs plan into place, but also tax the wealthy. >> tracie potts for us in washington, thank you. >>> a routine trip to the hair salon turned horribly tragic for several people yesterday in a quiet town i
. now she's back on u.s. soil with loved ones who have waited for years to be reunited with her. nbc affiliate kgw news channel 8 in portland, oregon, reports. >> reporter: good morning. cheers of welcome home could be heard as amanda knox appeared before the press at seattle's sea-tac airport. she's finally home, free and back home with her family. homecoming four years in the making. she was greeted with a rouse of applause after she arrived home after four long years in an italian prison. >> i'm really overwhelmed right now. i was looking down from the airplane, and it seemed like everything wasn't real. >> reporter: a day after an italian appeals court overturned her murder conviction, knox thanked her supporters. >> what's important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who's believed in me, who's defended me, who's supported my family. >> reporter: it's knox's first taste of freedom since the seattle exchange student and two others were charged in 200. with the brutal murder of knox's british roommate, meredith kercher. knox's family have stood by her since the case began
with turning up the heat. president obama is using his campaign style bus tour to take jabs at republicans. standing in the way of his jobs proposal. not surprisingly, the gop is firing back. for more on that we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. some of that criticism is about his jobs plan. some of it is about this campaign-style bus tour. the bus alone cost over $2 million. republicans are questioning whether that's a good use of taxpayer money. president obama visits a community college in north carolina and a virginia high school today. >> pass this bill. we need to pass this bill. >> reporter: he's pitching $35 billion to save nearly 300,000 jobs, teachers, police, firefighters, first responders, part of his bigger jobs bill the senate rejected. >> we're going to break up my jobs bill. maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing at all once. >> reporter: republicans are livid about this campaign-style tour. >> he's traveling around on a canadian bus, touting american jobs. is that appropriate on the taxpayers' dime si
. >> we're excited, actually. >> reporter: cleanup began sunday in areas more used to raking leaves than shoveling snow in october. >> i think mother nature played a trick on us. >> reporter: a trick that has left 3 million in the dark as crippled limbs fell on roads and power lines. >> a lot of tree damage. >> reporter: damage that can take ahile to repair. >> they're going to have extensive and long-term power outages. >> reporter: snow started falling saturday and smashed records as it moved north, tying up air travel as thousands face delays and cancellations at newark and jfk. passengers on a jetblue flight diverted to connecticut waited seven hours on the plane before finally being cleared for the airport terminal. and as residents continued to dig out and the frost starts to melt off the pump kips -- >> i think we're in for a bigger, bad winter. here we are in october and we've got snow. >> reporter: winter is still more than six weeks away. nbc news. >>> meanwhile, a storm of controversy is swirling around gop the presidential candidate herman cain. a recent report, which has not
heads towards the u.s. >>> and hot ticket italy's mt. etna puts on a spectacular nighttime show. this is early today for tuesday october 25, 2011. hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin a race against time. rescue teams in turkey are frantically searching for signs of life, digging through the aftermath of sunday's 7.2 earthquake. officials say at least 366 were killed and 1300 injured in the quake-prone region. nbc's michelle franzen reports. >> reporter: a young man pulled from the rubble more than 30 hours after being buried alive. a toddler freed from a cage of mangled steel and concrete and carried to safety. rare survival stories giving hope to this devastated town. scores of building were simply flattened in an instant. no one knows just how many people might still be alive, trapped in the rubble. rescue workers are racing against the clock to reach survivors in time, clearing debris with heavy equipment, shovels and by hand. the grief here is overwhelming. families have begun making funeral arrangements for loved ones and the full scope of the disaster is
she is back on u.s. soil. kyle from kgw in portland, oregon, is in seattle with more. kyle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. cheers of welcome home could be heard as amanda knox arrived here. her four-year ordeal is finally over. she is home, free, and back with her family. a homecoming four years in the making. a tearful amanda knox was greeted with applause as she returned home after four long years in an italian prison. >> i am really overwhelmed right now. i was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything one real. >> reporter: a day after her murder conviction was overturned, knox thanked her supporters. >> i just want to say thank you to everyone who believed in me, who defended me, who supported my family. >> reporter: it's her first taste of freedom since the seattle exchange student and two others were charged with the brutal murder of her roommate. knox's parents have stood by her side since the case began. >> it has been a long four years, but we couldn't have made it through without all of you people out here that supported us. and especially
disabled their cages so the cages could not be used again and then he committed suicide. >> i honestly believe that he didn't feel like he needed to live any longer. it's sad. it disheartens me. >> reporter: authorities say they never found a suicide note, so we may never know for sure if releasing the animals was thompson's final act of kindness or cruelty. andy roechen, nbc news. >>> on capitol hill a senate vote could come as early as today on a portion of the president's $447 billion jobs bill that was voted down as a whole last week. yesterday the president wrapped up a three-day bus tour pushing his legislation to get americans back to work. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn, good morning. they're talking specifically about what the senate may vote on, the $35 billion in grants to states to stay over 400,000 jobs. police, firefighters, teachers, first responders, most of them teachers, in fact. the president criticized the republican alternative which say being lax on wall street won't help. it will cost a l
waste and time-release bacteria that work continuously to reduce tank build-up. use rid-x once a month and help save yourself from disaster. rid-x. number one in septic maintenance. >>> this morning on "early today" -- damage assessment. a fresh snapshot on the nation's unemployment situation is about to be released as frustration builds among protesters. >>> massachusetts mayhem. surveillance shows a suspect viciously attacking a female store owner. >>> and welcome back. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords gets a warm reception wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords gets a warm reception as she returns to washington. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with waiting for word. as the government releases its september jobs report today, the president is looking for dramatic ways to show he's in touch with americans who are taking to the street in protests across the country, aiming their frustration at the nation's banks. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama says he saw the wall street pro
of puts me in a happy place. >> that's all for now. i'm chris hansen. for all of us at nbc news, i'm chris hansen. for all of us at nbc news, thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "early today," tragedy at the track. a horrific crash claims the life of one of car racing's most well known drivers. >>> remembering the dream, a civil rights icon is immortalized in the nation's capital. >>> and end of the line, a show of solidarity after a young mother and her crying baby get of solidarity after a young mother and her crying baby get booted off a bus. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. today begins with the loss of a champion. today, the racing world is mourning the death of indianapolis 500 winner dan wheldon. three other drivers were hurt in the wreck including will power. here is nbc's fred roggin. >> good morning. an incredibly sad and tragic news from yesterday's indy car race. driver dan wheldon crashed. he was one of several cars that hit the wall and burst into flames. the two-time indy champion died with his wife and
presidential hopeful rick perry is on the defensive over a report linking him to a hunting camp that used a racially charged name. the accusations have drawn criticisms from rival herman cain who spent the weekend celebrating a victory. tracie potts joins us with more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. herman cain has now won his second republican straw poll, in kansas city after winning one in florida so it s the first one in florida and now given momentum to his campaign. talking about this controversy with perry, his family farm that had a racial slur painted on a rock just at the entrance. they say they bought the farm back in the 1980s. they painted over it but witnesses say it has been seen there more recently. pain has been seen saying that it was racially insensitive. not that it was there but how long they allowed it to stay before painting it over. this is not the only issue that perry is dealing with. trying to hold on to front runner status, slipping in the polls. he has got to decide pretty soon and when he does he will face the same types of scru
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